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Thomas Brennan Maloney

Service Date: August 7, 2021
Visitation Info: Linnemann Funeral Home Erlanger
Interment Info: St. Mary Cemetery (Ft. Mitchell)
Service Info: Blessed Sacrament Church
Service Info

Thomas Brennan Maloney, age 66, passed away suddenly while fulfilling his longtime dream of swimming across the San Francisco Bay. Tom is the beloved husband of 42 years to Ann Cusick Maloney, a devoted father to Patrick (Barbara) Maloney, Matthew Maloney, and Maggie (Arie Polycarpou) Maloney, and the adored Papa of Finn, Wally, and Tilly Maloney. Tom is preceded in death by his parents John Richard Maloney and Judith Ann Burtschi Maloney. He is survived by his sister Bridget Maloney-Krips (Will Krips), his Cusick family in-laws, seven nieces and nephews, a multitude of cousins from the Maloney, Clough, Rees, Burtschi, and Ruttle clans, along with countless friends from every stage of his life. He loved every one of them. 

Tom was born on March 2,1955 in Cincinnati, Ohio to Dick and Judy. The young family eventually relocated to Los Altos, California, where Tom attended St. Simon Elementary and Bellarmine College Prep. He graduated from Wheeling College, Marshall University medical school, and completed his pediatric residency at Children’s Hospital, Cincinnati, Ohio in 1987. In 1989, he joined the pediatrics team at Group Health Associates in the Western Hills neighborhood of Cincinnati, happily taking the Anderson Ferry to and from work most days. At the office he planted gardens, fed birds, sang, told stories, treated his beloved patients, and ran late for appointments for over 30 years. He was truly dedicated to his patients, never rushing, and giving each family the time they needed. Each of them had his personal cell phone number. 

Tom loved adventure, and some of his happiest times were spent outdoors and on trips with his family, especially trips to Ireland, Alaska, and Maine. He never met a stranger; he would strike up a conversation with someone waiting in line to check out at a store and leave with a new friend. He was a movie buff and could recall dialog lines from movies he had seen 30 years ago with ease – “Have you ever seen __movie?” was a regular conversation starter – there was a movie for every occasion. 

Tom’s kindness, generosity of spirit, gentle nature, big laugh (with bigger sneezes), and innate goodness will be missed by all who knew him. He was one of a kind. 

Visitation will be from 4 – 7 pm Friday 8/6 at Linnemann Funeral Home in Erlanger, KY.  A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at Blessed Sacrament Church in Fort Mitchell on Saturday 8/7 at 10:00am, with burial following at St. Mary Cemetery. 

To honor Tom’s lifelong commitment to healthcare and prevent the spread of COVID-19, the family requests all attendees wear masks, which will be available at the funeral home and church. 

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to LaVerna Recovery Lodge for Men, Indianapolis or The Down Syndrome Association of Greater Cincinnati.


The Mass will be live streamed at:

4:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Linnemann Funeral Home Erlanger

30 Commonwealth Avenue
10:00 am

Blessed Sacrament Church

2409 Dixie Hwy
Ft. Mitchell, KY 41017
Phone: (859) 331-4302

St. Mary Cemetery (Ft. Mitchell)

Address: 2201 Dixie Highway Ft. Mitchell, KY 41017
12:00 am - 12:00 am

Thomas Brennan Maloney


A classmate of Tom’s

I attended Bellarmine, was in the same 1973 graduating class as Tom. I didn’t know him too well, but remember him as being well liked and friendly with everyone he came in contact with. Bellarmine’s mission statement fits so well with who he was….

“As such, our entire school program is dedicated to forming “men for and with others”—persons whose lives will be dedicated to bringing all their God-given talents to fullness and to living according to the pattern of service inaugurated by Jesus Christ.”

Rest in peace Tom, you touched so many people throughout your life.

Bellarmine Football

Tom played football, as did I, even though I was mostly a bench warmer.

On the field, Tom was always our classiest act. Whenever he would knock someone down, he would always extend his had to help them up.

I do not recall much about the behavior of the other players, but observing Tom do this on every appropriate play always impressed me, and I decided that I wanted to be more like Tom.

I have recalled his behavior throughout my life. Whenever I would metaphorically knock someone down, I would ask myself, “What would Tom do.”

I have never seen him or spoken to him since high school. Yet, he had a profound influence on my life.

Dan Murphy

A Wonderful Doctor

Dr. Maloney was the pediatrician of our 3 sons. He was a part of our family since the birth of our first son, 17 years ago. Our sons saw him on Wednesday, July 28th for their yearly physicals. We talked about how he would continue to see our oldest son through college. He told us he was going out of town and would check back in after his return if needed. We are so heart broken. He was an awesome person who really cared about his patients and took his time (always running late :)) with every appointment. He would draw diagrams and write notes to make sure we understood all of the medical terms, etc. that was discussed. He would tell stories and engage the boys in coversations about their future plans. He always complimented us on our great parenting and told us to keep up the good work. You are truly missed Dr. Maloney and it will be hard for another doctor to fill your shoes. Condolences to the Maloney family.

Message From Patient

Our grandson, Drew, had his first med check since Tom’s passing. He talked non-stop the first five minutes with praises of his one of his favorite people. Drew told Dr. Stein that Dr. Maloney used to laugh really loud when Drew called him “Dr. Baloney”. Drew told her he just loved Dr. Maloney. “I miss him already.”

Ann or Maggie, please call Debbie or Dave.

One heck of a guy

I met Dr. Maloney in my family’s upholstery shop, we recovered a rocking chair for him. I happened to be in need of a new pediatrician for my son, since we had recently moved. My son, whom was 2 at the time, ran to the back of the shop when Dr. Maloney came in. Jokingly, he said “kids can smell the doctor on me”. He was such a wonderful man and I am very grateful that my son was under his care for almost seven years. It’s impossible to say all the kind things about Dr. Maloney because there is simply not enough space or time. It was a privilege to know him. My son adored him and never feared having to see him. He advocated for his patients and explained everything so clearly. I’m a nurse now and have worked with many doctors but none could ever compare to Dr. Maloney. I am deeply sorry and sad for his passing. I hope his family finds peace and joy in remembering him, as I am positive there are so many wonderful new stories they are hearing about now. The world is not as bright without him.

Amazing Human!

I met Dr. Maloney on January 3rd, 2003. I had delivered my son 4 weeks early and he was on the pediatrician on call at Christ that night. He came in humming, he immediately put me at ease. As we started chatting he realized my son had his first dirty diaper, and asked for a diaper. I told him I could handle it, he said “it’s like a woman on the highway with a flat, you pull over to help.” I knew immediately this was the doc for me. He saw both my son & daughter for a combined 18 years, I’ve heard so many stories! He helped me through those rough teen years, always guiding me and reassuring me I was doing the right thing. He challenged my son and may have even scolded him a time or two, which I welcomed. He knew more about ADHD than any doctor I’ve ever spoke to and made sure his patients were never misguided. We will never forget how he made us feel like family. May God give all of his love ones the strength they need in the upcoming days, months and years.


Doctor Maloney had been our pediatrician for many years, now my children are adults, he was a wonderful doctor, he would always say, (if it was my child,) which always made us feel
At ease. We are so sorry for the family’s loss and will be keeping you all in prayer.

No kinder person

I had the privilege of being Tom’s colleague at Group Health many years ago. Tom was truly a one of a kind person with such a generous heart. I’m not sure I have ever known anyone else who showed acts of kindness in the way that he did. Thinking of Tom always brought a smile to my face. May your memories of his love for you and for everyone help carry you through your grief and hold him close to you in your heart. He will always have a special place in the heart of so many.
~Deb Rufner

Deepest Condolences

Dear Maloney Family,
While the words so many have written can in no way ease the pain of your loss, we can only hope that the outpouring of love and stories you see here will remind you of what a hero and angel Tom was. He’s been my kid’s pediatrician for 23 years. He has cared for them with his medical expertise, his wise council, his lovely songs, kind words, and stories. So many stories! I loved hearing about his time in school, or stories about his dad. Others have commented about his use of drawings and how he gave us his number. I have both his old beeper number and his cell phone number still in my purse. He took time a couple Saturdays to call when things were rough for one of my kids. He never talked down to anybody, never rushed. I never minded waiting for him, because I knew he would take the same amount of time with us too. He told me a very long time ago that he always listens to the moms, that we know our kids best. We will miss him so very much. Thank you for sharing him so generously with all of his patients. We will pray for strength and grace for you.

Our deepest condolences

Dr. Maloney was our children’s doctor their entire lives (12 yrs and 10 yrs). Our first meeting was when I was expecting our first child and knew immediately he was amazing. We wouldn’t see anyone else, even after we moved; no one could stand in his shoes. I was stunned when he gave us his home number and cell number; this is unheard of these days. He always took the time to really talk to us and get to know our children. When my daughter told him she was involved in Girl Scouts, he ran to his office and gave her a rope tying book! It was with his incredible care that he noticed/diagnosed a serious problem with my son at 2 yrs old and immediately got him to an ambulance; this helped save his life. I will miss his drawings on paper towels to describe treatments, his laughter, his wit, the way he made us all smile, and his warm handshake as he would leave the exam room. “Take care” Dr. Maloney – you are in a class all your own and will be greatly missed.

Engleman Family


We want to send our sincerest condolences to his family, loved ones and friends! He was my sons Doctor for 18 years! He truly will be missed. We loved his stories, his drawings, his approach to medicine and children! He was our life line when our son had chronic croup and asthma ~ he was the only one we would see. Thankyou for sharing him with all the children and families on the West Side! He was one of a kind in the Best ways, he will be truly be missed and no one will fill his “brown” shoes ♥️

We only met once but you left a lasting impression.

When our only child, our 2 year old son cut his finger you bandaged him up and consoled us as parents. Gave us some great advice and your personal cell number, you will be missed greatly. Till we meet again friend. Thank you so much.

Our deepest condolences on your loss.

We are heartbroken at the loss of Dr. Maloney! We just saw him a couple of days before his San Francisco trip, my daughter had water in her ear from her lifeguard job, and the conversation was about swimming the Bay. He was so excited to be going and we were excited for him, what a life adventure! He was an amazing pediatrician, so dedicated to his patients, so caring, calming and funny! We loved the diagrams he would draw for us to explain what he was doing and why. This is an incredible loss for his family, practice, and his community. Our prayers to his family and coworkers.
The Brennans
Joe, Liz, Lillian, and Margaret

Until we meet again

Dr Maloney was my son’s physician for about 15 years. We are really going to miss his smile, his jokes, his caring and loving spirit. To the Maloney family, we will continue to keep you and our prayers. The pain never goes away and our hearts will continue to ache for our loved ones, when the days seem unbearable look and ponder on God’s scripture found at Revelations 21:4 “ And he will wipe out every rear from their eyes , and death will be no more, neither will mourning nor outcry nor pain be anymore. The former things have passed away.”
One day you will see your Loved ones again on a Paradise earth as God originally purposed for mankind!

With much love

It is with much love and regret that I express my condolences over your loss and my regret for not attending but with covid and the crowd of loved ones paying their respects I will not be attending not attending my compromised immune system I feel Tom would not want my attendance. Once again sorry for your loss Tom was dearly loved late or not. The St Patrick parade missed his smiling face and hoped to see it again.

Dr. Tom GREAT Scouter for Troop 717 & Sea Scout Ship 717

Dr. Tom, you were a VERY GOOD friend. Your assistance, guidance & most important your never ending gift of time will never be forgotten.

You were one of the Adults on a BSA one week canoe trip to the Boundary Waters at Northern Tier. One of the youth in your crew was my ADHD son Tyler. You identified with him and shared insight & help. You saw the true person and helped with his integration with others.

Your love of SAILING was very evident when you called me up asking forgiveness for the way you were treating sailboats. You asked for permission to donate these to our Sea Scout Ship in addition a cash donation. Remember Jesus was a fisherman/sailor also, I am sure he understands.

We have named one of these boats ⛵ “Thomas” in honor of you, my friend;

Great Scouter Troop 717 & Sea Scout Ship 717

Dr. Tom you have been a insp

Dr. Maloney

Dr. Maloney was a wonderful physician. Always caring, always kind…showing compassion to us all. His stories, drawings, and singing are some of the things I’ll remember forever. He taught me so much as a parent and would call personally to check on my sons. He was definitely a gem. I’m truly thankful for the lives he touched and the compassion he shared. May God’s peace be with his family and friends. My sincere condolences- Dean Family

We Absolutely Adored Dr. Maloney

Words can not express how much we love Dr. Maloney! After having my first child, I did not know who would be her doctor. Dr. Knipper referred us to him since we lived on the Westside. After our first visit we were sold! Especially after asking, “You want to keep her?” LOL. Of course, I said yes what do you mean. That was his way to break the ice. He was personable a doctor who loved his profession. Very detailed and always available. If you did not understand, he had a story lol. This one hurt but we have great memories that puts a smile on our face. We are so blessed to have had him in our lives. To the family, he spoke highly about all of you. You can tell although he loved his profession, he loved his family more. He was a great man and a great doctor. We will continue to pray for you and your family. Thank you for sharing your husband, father, grandfather with all of us.

More than a doctor

Dr. Maloney you were more than just a doctor, you have been my doctor for the last 21 years. I remember coming in crying asking if you’d stay my doctor forever because I never wanted another doctor. So you agreed to let me stay until I graduated college. The amount of times I have called your cellphone with questions or just needed to talk about how hard nursing school was insane. Thank you for all the kind words and motivational speeches you gave me. You left such an impact on my life. You will forever be missed♥️
– Courtney

Dr. Meloney

Dr. Meloney you will be so missed, our heart will always have a void as you continue to care for children in heaven. Love the Tolbert Family

Dr. Meloney

Dr. Meloney was truly loved as not only a Doctor to my children for over 30 years, but a friend and family to me and my kids. He started with my now 30 year old all the way down to my last born child of 17 years old. I have four children with many diagnosis that Dr. Meloney had to juggle because they were very complexed. He knew just when it was time to change their medication and what medications each one of them needed to help them. I could call him no matter what time of the morning, day or night it was. It did not matter how tried he was after a long clinical day, he still answer my calls or called me once he sat exhausted after a long day. He always stopped and recognized me of my hard efforts to do my best for each one of my children. He encouraged and advised a parent in all my struggles to do my best. He congratulates me as I continued my education and prepared to go to court when I needed him to speak on behave of my children’s health. My last call was devastating to learn we lost such a loving, care Friend, Doctor and what we considered family. I can’t not mention being able to call and have long talks with Mrs. Meloney when I call him on his personal phone and she was just as nice and caring. I want to say he will be so missed and there is such a huge void in our hearts. Sincerely The Tolbert Family(Love Always Marie, Sean, Cameron, Corey and Amber, sincerely your Tolbett Family.

A wonderful colleague, the world will never be the same

I had the honor to work with Tom for the last 9 years as a fellow pediatrician. As soon as we met for the first time, I immediately knew he was someone different. Even though I was interviewing for a job, I’m pretty sure he launched right into a story about some movie or another. Soon I learned how he always told patients and their parents stories, gave them his personal number, and even made house calls. As a doctor I took this to heart and have tried hard to show the same dedication to my patients. I remember he let an exhausted mom of an infant take a nap in one of our exam rooms. He would always visit his patients if they were hospitalized. He also made our workplace a better place. He planted the beautiful cherry tree outside my office window many years before, and when I started he put new flowers out there. He always would stop by my office to say hello when he came in, usually telling a story from his days as a hospital orderly or a resident, or to tell me about a scene in a movie. He was also a doctor to my son when I took him in for an urgent visit when he had a serious infection at three weeks old. Of course, he visited us in the ER and in the hospital, to the point that the hospital staff mistook him for my husband!
I can only hope to live a life as full, loving and generous as his was.
With much love to his family, patients, friends and colleagues,
Diana Brinker

Thoughts Are with the Maloney Family

When I moved to the west side four years ago, I began looking for a new pediatrician for my son. From our first visit with Dr. Maloney, I knew we had found a great doctor! Before we left from our first visit, Dr. Maloney made sure we could always contact him if needed. He truly had a gift. He will be sorely missed. Our thoughts and prayers are with the Maloney family.

Wonderful Man and Neighbor

My husband Paul and I have known Tom and Ann because of our connection to Blessed Sacrament School. Even though Tom was not our pediatrician there were several times when he would stop by our house on his way home when I was concerned about one of my sons. I would call Ann and she would say Tom does not mind stopping by. It might’ve been 11 o’clock at night. Paul and I will miss his wonderful sense of humor and insight. Our hearts are broken over the loss of this gentle, kind soul. Love, peace and prayers! Paul and Kathleen Michels

He will be missed.

A light has gone out in this world. Tom truly was one of the most kind, sincere and gentle of souls. His smile and wry sense of humor will be fondly remembered and his spirit will live on in the legacy of family, friends, colleagues and patients whose lives are fuller for having known him. Our deepest sympathies and love to Ann and his family.
Gail and Dave Croall

For the family of Tom Maloney

On behalf of the Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine, I am sending our deepest sympathies for the loss of one of our early graduates. Tom always joined us for the Class of 1984’s milestone reunions and never was there a doubt that he didn’t completely and sincerely enjoy the friendships and camaraderie he shared with his classmates. Our SOM family is small and losing one of our loyal graduates truly pulls at each of our hearts. I hope and pray the love and fond memories will comfort each of you during this incredibly difficult time. He will be missed.
With caring thoughts,
Linda Holmes
Director of Development and Alumni Affairs

An Incredible Man Who Will Be Missed

Dear Maloney Family: Thank you for sharing Dr. Maloney with us for the past 17 years. It is obvious that everyone has their own unique stories to share, which is a reflection of who he was, each patient was special to him. When my daughter was getting tested for Cystic Fibrosis, I remember him making me promise not to search the internet, it would be ok and he would pray for us, then he called me later that night just to check on us. He has shared stories and movies with us. The last physical that my youngest daughter had, he asked her what she was interested in, and she said Art, he went to his office and returned with a new box of colored pencils. He was also proud to share stories of his own family. He was loved and will be missed dearly by the Tinsley Family.

Our Hearts Are Heavy

He was a blessing and a comfort to have looking over our two children. His renderings on the table paper (sometimes in crayon) were always so appreciated. I wish I had saved some of them. Our loss is heaven’s gain.

One of the best

Dr. Maloney was one of the best. He was so good that even though we moved an hour away, I refused to switch pediatricians. He was our pediatrician for our 6 kids. I never saw him without a smile on his face. When our 7 year old was born, she was born with sleep apnea. Dr. Maloney kept me sane when it came to my worries. He gave us every number he had. I specifically remember one night I was having trouble with our 7 year olds apnea and he called me after midnight to check on her, he said “I couldn’t sleep until I knew she was okay and you were too!”. He was “Dr. Mahoney” to our kids and often randomly brought up in their conversations. They looked forward to their appointments with him, that tells you how good he was with them. He made you feel like family, there’s not many doctors that can do that. Last time we were in his office, he was so proud of a bird feeder he was gifted and showed me one he bought for behind the office. I remember walking back to the room for that appointment and I could see him through the windows out back with birds coming down around him while he was tossing bird seed into the air with the biggest smile on his face. He will be greatly missed, he touched so many lives. My thoughts and prayers are with his Wife, children and grandchildren that he talked about often and would get carried away with time. Every time we were in the office he had a new story to tell us, I’ll miss hearing his stories. We’ll greatly miss him and his never being on time!

-Paytes/Edwards family

Remarkable And Kind Hearted

Dr Maloney was both of my son’s pediatrician, he took on my sons care over 5 years ago and helped us through his diagnosis for his autism spectrum, he pointed us in the right direction for the help we needed and would call to check in on them for follow ups, he will be truly missed. Our deepest condolences to you wife and children and grandchildren during this difficult time. The Goyke family

Dr Maloney was a BLESSING to our family

Dr Maloney was one of a kind and I feel lucky to have known him. I’ll never forget as a first time mom coming in for a well check on my week old baby Dr Maloney could see that I was not ok. He sent my husband and screaming infant out in the hall and let me cry. He reassured me and gave me a towel to dry my eyes. He spent probably an hour with me. He gave me the confidence I needed and assured me that he knew I was going to be a great mom because I cared enough to worry. Two more kids later and he was the only doctor that I would sit and wait hours for. He gave me the time I needed that first visit and I knew I was waiting because he was giving others the time they needed. I still have his handwritten notes and the note with all his contact info. There is nothing better than leaving a stressful visit with a sheet of scribbles that make a picture to remind me that everything will be ok. I can’t imagine the loss this is for his family and I know there will never be anyone like him again. You are all in my prayers and thoughts and we will be donating to the Down Syndrome Association of Greater Cincinnati in his honor. -The Kuchey Family

Ann, children, grandchildren

Our deepest condolences for the loss of Dr. Tom Maloney. We spent an hour on the phone with him in the middle of the night Christmas Eve 1995 because our only child was sick; he was not concerned about the time or the holiday, he just talked us off the ledge. And that was one of many times he was there for us, we lived right around the corner from GHA, I would call, he would say bring her in, even at 7:55 in the evening. He truly cared about his patients and went above and beyond. I was also fortunate to work with him at GHA Western Hills; I have pictures of him at our wedding reception 5-30-92. Cannot say enough about this man, “that reminds me of a story” he always used to say and then he was off to the races telling a story about college or whatnot. He also shared a birthday with my daughter. Condolences Ann, to you and your whole family. I am in shock that he is gone from this world, sure there is a big Irish party with dancing where he is! Love, prayers are with you. The Gordon Family (Steve, Sandy, Sydney)

He was one in a million

Thank you, Maloney family, for sharing Doc with us. The impact he made cannot be measured, and his legacy will love on.

Dr. Maloney

I am truly shocked at this. He was my husband’s pediatrician growing up and eventually became our 2 daughter pediatrician also. He made me trust my mom instincts and constantly reminded me that he wasn’t just our girls doctor but my husband and my partner in their health. Made me realize how a dr should treat not only the patient but the parent also. I will miss our talks and how he would explain everything he was doing with the girls and why he needed to do so in great detail. RIP Dr. Maloney we already miss you terribly

Matthew, Rebekah, Stéphanie and Scarlett Grundy

To Dr moloney

He was such a amazing loving caring doctor who took time to know the kids and families. He missed my children loved him. Sending our prayers Justin, Stella ,jaime wandsnider.

To the Maloney Family

Like many others Dr. Maloney was a special person. My heart just broke for your family when I heard the news. He cared for my son for 21 years, but most of all he cared for me as a single mom . My son had chronic health issues and many times it was Dr. Maloney who supported me, listened to me, was the only Dr. who could ever get a strep test from my very scared son, took me aside one time and said you have to go to Children’s. As my son grew up he wrote on the paper in the office explaining his illness to me each time. One day when my son became old enough to refuse treatment he asked him when did you get your MD. When our paths crossed again at St Henry and Zach met the amazing woman he married, Ann, my son was lucky all over again. To the Maloney family our thoughts and prayers are with you. RIP Dr. Maloney you were truly God blessing here on earth. Tracey Collins and Zach Coffaro St. Henry O8

One of a Kind, the best of the best!

What a wonderful doctor and human being. He took care of both my son and daughter until they aged out! He always took his time, he always made you feel like you were his only patient. He explained things so a lay person could understand, I loved the way he would write or draw on the white paper on the examine table, them tear it off and send it home with you. He not only concerned with medical health but with safety also. He talked to the kids about wearing a seatbelt, water safety, what to do if a friend has a gun and wants show it to you or to play with it, as they got older even sex. My children loved him, he was kind, thoughtful, caring an loving. He did my the world a better place. Thanks for all the years you took care of us. May God Bless your family and friends today and all the days to come. Pam & Sydney Martinez , Denny Lentz


Tom’s everlasting smile is his true legacy. He left the world a better place.

Toby Mathias MD

Tom was the best Doc in the business

Tom was a fantastic human. His care for our 3 daughters gave young parents peace. I hope in time, Tom’s family will find that peace too. Prayers are being said for all of you.
Steven and Jane Thiemann

Not just a Doctor

Dr. Maloney me and my boy only knew you for a little bit, but the care and kindness you showed to us will never be forgotten. Your stories, your drawings, how you would always answer my frantic calls as a first time Mom and the way you talked about your family will live in my heart. Thank you so much for being more than just our Doctor.

Amazing Doctor

Dr. Maloney was our pediatrician for my 2 daughters, he was an amazing doctor. He always took the time to ask them about their interest and then suggest books to read or tell them a story. At my daughters last appointment he was telling her all about his training for his swimming marathon because she is a swimmer too. He truly cared about his patients and his passing is a huge loss for our community. We are truly sad and we want to send our thoughts and prayers to his family whom he told us wonderful stories about.

Dr. Maloney was one of a kind

My 3 boys have been cared for by Dr Maloney for over 17 years. One with a chronic illness and Dr Maloney made us feel comfortable with their care. It was heartbreaking to hear the news of his passing – almost like losing family. His stories and laugh will be missed. My condolences to his family. We thank the lord that we had the years we did have with him. ❤️

You will be missed Tom

Tom was special. I first met him when he brought Guiness and Duffy into my office 6 years ago 1 month after I opened my practice. After 30 seconds it was like I had met my long lost uncle. When I was talking to him I always felt like I was talking to a sage or a wiseman. His nature and experiences had given him knowledge about people and life that I just wanted to absorb.

I shared a story with him once about 2 men walking on the beach with thousands of starfish washed up on the shore. One of the men picks up a starfish and places it back in the ocean. The other man asks “why did you do that, there’s no way you can save them all?”. He replies “well, I made a difference for that one”. Tom gave me his big laugh and said “I like the way you think”. I will forever cherish that moment and all the moments with Tom.

Ryan and Molly Olexia

Best pediatrician

Dr. Maloney was the best pediatrician. I felt so seen as a parent struggling with a child with anxiety and Adhd. It also helped me realize that I had adhd myself and get treatment (Dr. Maloney told me that I wouldn’t even believe how smart I was after I could focus <3). My kids loved seeing him, he never got flustered by their incessant talking or bouncing around, he was always kind and patient. I loved his stories about his childhood, his saintly wife, and his kids; you could always tell how much he truly loved his family. I'll miss him singing as he checked over the kids. Thank you Dr Maloney for all that you did for us.


My heart felt condolences to his beloved family. May you find peace in knowing that his dedication to his patients were like no other! On many occasions he went above and beyond to treat my four children and became such a comforting ally in my parenting! He was a good man and lived a life of service to others. Thank you for sharing him with us! ❤️


Dr. Maloney was my children’s pediatrician for 10plus years… he was always so kind to them and had great words of wisdom that as a mother I always appreciated… he was always smiling and had a funny story to tell. He never rushed us and always remembered our names. I will never forget his kind ways.

Such a genuine person and amazing pediatrician

Dr. Maloney was a rare gem. He was my daughter and son’s pediatrician. I took my 11-year-old daughter to an appointment with him on Wednesday, July 29th-the day before he passed. I keep running our conversation through my head because it is so unbelievable that it was his last day of practice, but we didn’t know it. His mom had just passed away in July and I offered my condolences-he grabbed my hand for a moment and thanked me.

My daughter , who the visit was for, can struggle socially; in every appointment he would tell her, ‘I really like you Quinn, do you know that?” He knew she needed to hear it. During that last visit, he told her to ask me about the day of her birth since he knew that I would remember. She had recently had a birthday. He laughed that he would tell his kids they should tell their mom ‘Happy Mother’s Day’ on their birthday since she did all the work.

It was such a calm visit, but in true Dr. Maloney style, we did wait a long time, but I always knew to expect that and didn’t mind to wait to get great care!
I am heart broken, my kids are heart broken. My sensitive 9-year-old son cried when I told him. My daughter is a bit more stoic, but was definitely upset. He has made my son laugh at every visit and he is a very serious child. He will be missed by so many. I’m honored to have known him and that my kids got to have such a wonderful pediatrician for so many years! My condolences to his family.

We loved Dr Maloney

16 years ago I was pregnant interviewing doctors and the minute I met Dr. Maloney I knew he was the doctor for my child and future children. My heart is breaking, my kids are crying. He came to our house over the winter because my husband was not allowed to go to the doctor’s office (he is a nurse and took care of covid patients) and my son wanted his dad present for an appointment. He called me at 11:00 at night when I called the after hours line to leave him a message for the next day – just to ease my mind. He would explain everything in writing and spent so much time with us, I never cared that he ran late because I knew he would give us the same time and attention. Our last visit we gave him a picture that we took years and years ago of my son when he was 3 in front of a billboard he was on -you could see how happy my so was to see his dr on the advertisement… Dr Maloney loved it and was so thankful and gracious we gave the pic to him. I can’t imagine going to the office and not seeing him, hearing his stories about his kids… (Maggie, don’t go on another road trip without a winter coat in the car and I will not allow my kids to go for pizza with their teammates families after a sporting game either) Prayers for his family, GHA office (keep the bird feeders full!) and all his patients that will grieve the loss of him as our family will.

Dr. Maloney was a Gift!

Dr. Maloney was a gift! I considered him my 3rd partner in parenting. Every Dr. appt benefitted me as much as my three kids. He would wish me “Happy Mother’s Day” at every physical. I struggled with postpartum recovery and every single time I brought in my newborn he always asked me how I was doing, and he meant it. He never rushed an appointment. He was intentional and had a story for every appointment. I always left with papers of scribbled notes often including movie or Youtube recommendations for me to look up and watch. He gave me confidence to be a better Mom and encouraged me when I was in doubt. His passion was evident and our family was blessed to have known him. We miss him!

A True Irishman

When the girls Irish danced for him on St Patrick’s Day at the office it always brought a tear to his Irish eyes. To his meeting me at the back door after hours to avoid a trip to urgent care. His story of the bag piper playing the wrong burial at the Cemetery. He could warm your heart and make you laugh. We have lost an angel but heaven has filled another right handed seat. We send our deep sympathy to the family, we know how great our loss but can’t begin to understand your grief.
The Dan Kuenneke Family

Maloney Best Doctor Ever

He was the best doctor to my kids… treating them since both their 1st ever doctor appointments! He listened to me cry being a stressed out mom, gave me his cell and pager number to use anytime I needed anything, helped me get through the ADHD diagnosis (my daughter), My sons ADD diagnosis (he even bought my son Pizza to come to his ADD/ADHD meeting), wished me Happy Mothers day every year at each kids yearly physicals, told us a million stories we will never forget, he truly cared about his patients. Dr. Maloney we will never forget you and will miss you tremendously!! Thank you for having such a positive impact on our lifes!

Where do I begin….

I could write a book about Dr Maloney, there is no way to sum up who he was to our family in just a sentence. He was our friend, our pediatrician, and our grandchildren’s doctor. The loss is so great that it takes my breath away. How can we live in a world without Dr Maloney? His knowledge, support, encouragement, compassion, dedication is Unmatched. I’m sorry, but God got it wrong. Our thoughts and deepest prayers are with his family, friends and colleagues. Thank You Doc for saving lives, impacting lives, and changing lives. We love you and appreciate everything you’ve done for not just us but to all. I end saying this… There never has been nor ever will be another Tom Brennan Maloney.

To the family of Dr. Maloney

We are deeply sorry for your immeasurable loss. Dr. Maloney treated my two children into their late teenage years. He was always caring, thoughtful, and considerate with our countless questions. Our son was diagnosed with ADHD at a young age, and Dr. Maloney told us many stories of his battles with ADHD, and how he overcame to live the life he had built, which eased our minds tremendously. He often drew pictures to thoroughly explain an illness or treatment, making sure he made clear sense to my husband and I, who did not understand the medical world as he did. He will be terribly missed. Your family is in our thoughts and prayers.

Prayers & peace

Dr. Maloney was the best! He is definitely going to be missed so much by many. I loved having him as my kids doctor. His stories and knowledge he gave during the visits and making the kids feel comfortable. Prayers

One of a kind pediatrician and person!

Dr Maloney has been my children’s doctor for 20 years. Upon meeting him I was in the process of discovering my daughter had a severe neurodegenerative disease. He was with me every step of the way through her paralysis, feeding tube, and then being put on a ventilator. She is still here to this day thanks to him and his dedication to her life. He has on occasion stopped at our house to check her out so I did not have to drag her into the office already sick. Like everyone I could call him for anything. He helped me be the mother I am today, he is the reason I became a nurse, he also helped my children with their adhd. This great man also dealt with my anxiety and adhd, which throw my self diagnosis through web md in there and he honestly had his hands full! He helped calm my anxiety I had over numerous health issues by always telling me if your living life scared to die your not doing much living! He always told us stories of his family, he loved them so much and was so proud of all of them. I honestly feel like I know them through his countless stories and tales of things that happened. I also feel like I lost a family member with his passing. Thanks so much Dr Maloney for being an amazing force in my life like you were to thousands of others! We will never forget you!

More than a Doctor!

Dr. Maloney was so much more than my kid’s pediatrician, he was a salt of the earth kind of guy. Always making appointments easy and reassuring that we were doing the right thing. Our kids 16 & 14 were both truly devastated when I shared this news with them, my 16-year-old held back tears (her mom did not). I have been in shock about devastating news since I learned of his passing, he will most definitely be missed my so many families that he has touched over his 30+ years on the West Side, seeing generations of family’s grow. When he would come into an appointment (running late of course) he would always greet us with a smile and tell a story about his kids (he loved you all so much) or childhood to make the time pass by. I pray you all find some peace and comfort knowing that Dr. Maloney was loved by his patients as much as he loved his job. His loss is a devastating one for us here on the West Side of Cincinnati, he will be truly missed. <3 <3 The Re Family

A Truly Beautiful Soul

Dr. Maloney was my doctor growing up. I was always comfortable with him he never made anything seem like it was too bad. He would talk and all you wanted to do was listen. I grew up and had 2 daughters and the first person that came to mind to be their pediatrician was him. He always made us at ease and would tell us “your daughters are perfect” he would explain everything he was doing and why it was important. He would sing to them when he was doing anything to keep them calm. I think I speak for everyone when I say – Dr Tom Maloney will be missed in so many ways he was a truly beautiful soul.

Amazing person

Dr. Maloney was truly an amazing Doctor and a very special person. We are heartbroken to hear of his passing. He treated are daughters and our family with so much care, kindness and patience. Dr. Maloney will be dearly missed – prayers to his family.

Amazing human being.

Dr. Maloney was my doctor since I was a baby. I’m very thankful he was my doctor. When my parents first had me they were just kids. My dad had him and told him he had a baby girl. Dr. Maloney told him to bring me in, he did. Soon after he was my doctor…there was a few times he paid for my appointments bc my parents simply couldn’t afford it. And for that I’m forever grateful. I am so lost for words. He promised me I could see him till I was 25 due to my anxiety of meeting new people. I remember him always drawing diagrams and really explaining what’s going on so I could understand more.. he was an amazing human being.. so many stories, laughs and smiles. He will definitely be missed. ❤️

Great person

Dr Maloney was the best and will be missed terribly by all. He was my children’s pediatrician and he spoke of his family so highly with such a huge smile on his face. Mrs Maloney not sure how many folks he offered your home to if the patients went to Thomas More College and the weather was bad. 🙂 he was a great person and our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family

Prayers for peace and comfort!

So sorry for your loss! Dr. Maloney or Dr Baloney (as my kids used to pronounce it) will never be forgotten. We have been with him 17 yrs now and will miss our 6 month visits so much!
He was the best pediatrician for our family! Thank you for sharing him with the Westside on Cincy!
Praying for peace and comfort!

Sorry for your loss

So very sorry for your loss – he was an amazing pediatrician and always gave you his full time and attention. All three of our kids adored him. The world lost a wonderful man!

All around an amazing person

I’m so sorry Tom was an amazing kind man. He was my husband’s pediatrician and he became my daughters pediatrician. The world has lost a remarkable man.

Deepest Sympathy from the Escobedo/Wright Family

Dr. Maloney was an extraordinary Doctor and person. My family has been seeing Dr. Maloney for over 20 years. He would always go above and beyond for his patients and the family. He would not only take care of my kids but if I myself was having a bad day he would pick up on that and encourage me and let me know I was doing a good job. He would make sure you had every number you needed to get a hold of him in an emergency. There truly will be a great void at GHA! I pray God gives you comfort in this time of sorrow.


My deepest condolences to the Maloney family. Tom was an amazing human and and even better doctor. He was my son’s pediatrician for 14 years( even in college). The pediatric community is losing an unbelievable doctor. He went above and beyond for his patients… Always! My heart hurts for this loss! May he walk beside God and all the angels! Prayers of peace to the family!

Amazing doctor and person

Dr. Maloney was my pediatrician from age 6 until I got too old to keep coming. He treated all three of my sisters too for their childhoods. Over the last 8 years he was the pediatrician for my four boys and I often remarked on the good fortune I had to have a man I knew I could trust caring for my children. He always listened, always cared and never once rushed an appointment. He was healer in many ways.

The world is a darker place today without him in it.

To his family, thank you for sharing him with us these many years and be assured of my prayers.

The Stegemans


I’m so saddened to hear of Dr Maloney’s passing. He was my pediatrician growing up and was my son’s current pediatrician. He was such a great guy all around and loved by many. My thoughts are with his family.


I am so sorry for the family’s loss and the medical community. He was my girls pediatrician and my grandkids pediatrician. I was very shocked and heart broken when I heard of his passing. He will definitely be missed.

Marty Schwartz

I am so so sorry to hear about Toms death. Working with Tom off and on for almost 30 years allowed me to see that he was a special fellow in so many ways. As a PA he always treatment me with the respect of a peer. He was always available for inquiry , and his genuine concern for patients made it very easy to dialogue and treat patients accordingly. We developed a friendship and along with the late Dr. Bob Gregory, a true gem of a man and good friend as well , the 3 of us would meet for lunch periodically. Tom would always share stories, family (always uplifting ones), Ulysses of course, sometimes about patients but never breaking confidences, and often mentioning his bucket list. During one hard time for me ,he was one of few who reached out , truly going out of his way to help. That was Tom. Concerned , helpful, interested, genuine. Always well meaning. I was truly fond of Tom and will remember him often.

Harvey Family

Dr Maloney was one of a kind. His patience with a worried parent, his humor with a scared child, his drawn out explanations on the paper of the table all went above and beyond what people expect from a doctor. He was more. He gave more. He cared and it showed. All 3 of my children thrived under Dr. Maloney’s care. He gave us tools and confidence to get through it all. We have a heavy heart knowing that we won’t hear things like “do you know what it means when you have THIS much ear wax…it means you are brilliant”. We will miss you Dr. Maloney. Your life was impactful on so many.

The best doctor anyone could have asked for

Doctor Maloney had been my doctor since I was born 19 years ago. He was the most caring and understanding person. He had a welcoming aura to him. He helped me when I was struggling with depression and anxiety. He will truly be missed.

Words cannot express.. Jenner Family

Jenner Family

Words cannot express..

My family and I want to send our deepest condolences to the Maloney family, his friends, the GHA family, and all the people he has touched. He was an amazing man, pediatrician and had everyone’s best interest at heart. He spoke so highly of his wife and kids. My daughter who is now 15 and my 3 other kids have seen him since day 1. He was so good with all my kids, made me feel like I was doing a great job on days that I just felt I had no more left in me as a mom. Last year I had post partum and had no idea. We talked about how I was feeling, which was normal for him to ask and I explained how I felt and he insisted I speak to my primary about post partum. I came out of it with help from him and my doctor. I will forever be thankful. Thank you for sharing him with my family, and all the families that will be forever grateful that he was there to help our children and us as parents. I wish you peace and some light in a very hard time. ❤

Mann Family

Dr. Maloney was, by far, the best doctor I’ve ever met. He has been all of my kids pediatrician over the last 20 years and has always shown genuine care for my kids and myself. His passing is a huge loss to our community, and I hope his family knows how special and what a big impact he has made in so many lives. He was an amazing man, and doctor, and he will be greatly missed.

Sincere condolences to his wife, children, and other friends and family. I can only imagine the hole this has left in your hearts and lives.

Deepest Sympathy

Sending our love to the Maloney family. We are so deeply sorry for your loss – there are simply no words to express our feelings to you. Tom was an incredible man and will be dearly missed. We will never forget, and will be eternally grateful, for the time Tom came over to help ease our fears regarding our youngest daughter’s illness/diagnosis when she was 4. We wouldn’t have gotten through that time without Tom’s support and friendship. Gary will miss their conversations about sailing. I will dearly miss his smile and hugs when seeing him out and about. We were blessed to have him, and his family, in our lives.

Elaine Schuler

Love & Many Prayers from the Ruttle Clan

Our heartfelt love, care, sympathy, & prayers to Ann & all of your Family. Hugs and compassion. We lovingly remember Tom’s joy, wit, humor, & compassion. Such a good man! We love you always. All of the Ruttle Clan xoxo

Beyond a Doctor

Tom Maloney was so much more than a doctor, I was sad to outgrown his practice. His kindness and intelligence put him above other doctors. He treated not only me but my 5 other siblings. He attended our weddings, sent us christmas cards, and dedicated his time to our family when my mother passed away unexpectedly 3 years agar. I want to thank his family for sharing his kindness and love with us and all his patients. He is a wonderful man. I offer all my sympathy and understanding during this very difficult time.

Condolences to the family of Dr. Thomas Maloney

Dr. Maloney was our son’s pediatrician from ages 7 until 19. We always appreciated his diagnostic drawings, his addressing every element of our high achieving son’s well being, his stories about his children, and reminders that his home number is listed… he was the best!! Know that his patients loved him. To his family and the tri health family, we extend our deepest sympathies for the passing of a fine man. The Carters, formerly of Westwood.